NPD: Top Ten Best-Selling Games in the US for September 2016

October 21, 2016

September’s NPD results are in finally in, and its digital athlete domination, with sports games taking the top four spots.

Here’s the full list:

  1. NBA 2K17
  2. Madden NFL 17
  3. FIFA 17
  4. NHL 17
  5. Bioshock: The Collection
  6. Destiny: The Collection
  7. Grand Theft Auto V
  8. Overwatch**
  9. Forza Horizon 3*
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops III

*Digital sales not included

** sales not included

NPD analyst Sam Naji accompanied the press release with the following statements:

“Software spending declined by 21 percent to $473 million. The month was strong in new releases of sport games and although NBA 2K17 outperformed last year’s NBA 2K16 in dollar revenue for September, other new sport games, FIFA 17 and NHL 17 both underperformed in dollar sales compared to their predecessors.”

“This month’s new software releases — NBA 2K17, FIFA 17, NHL 17 and Forza Horizon 3 — could not compete with last year’s stronger slate of new games,” said Naji. “September 2015 included NBA 2K16, FIFA 16, NHL 16, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Destiny: The Taken King, Mad Max, Disney Infinity 3.0, and Super Mario Maker for the Wii U.”

Notably: Forza Horizon 3 was the top-selling console exclusive, and for the first time in a very long time, Minecraft did not make the list.

Tyler Fischer

Tyler Fischer is the Assignments Editor and News Editor at DualShockers. He specializes in writing breaking news, managing assignments, and organization. Born and raised in New York, Tyler studies journalism and public relations at SUNY New Paltz. In his free time he enjoys playing and watching soccer, getting lost in game lore, and writing comedy scripts.

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